Since 1972, Restoration Specialists has helped thousands of Florida residents repair and rebuild their homes after natural and other disasters, such as floods and fires. Restoration Specialists operates primarily in North Central Florida with offices in Ocala, Brooksville, Gainesville, Lake City, Lecanto, and Leesburg.
There are many ways your home can get damaged by water, from floods to sewage system malfunctions, and there are a few things homeowners should know. First of all, there are different insurance policies for flood damage and water damage. Flood damage is not covered by homeowner’s insurance and most people living in regions susceptible to floods should have a separate policy through the federal government’s National Flood Insurance Program. Secondly, not all water damage is covered by insurance – it is a good idea to be familiar with your policy before damage occurs. Many policies do not cover damage that occurs due to property maintenance negligence.
When your house is affected by water damage, it is crucial to address the situation right away, as mold can lead to serious health problems. Mold begins to grow from between 24 and 48 hours after a structure gets wet, so it is important to get your property completely dried out within that time window. Always call your insurance company first, and then a restoration company to handle the water and moisture removal process.